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ESPN NBA insider Wojnarowski reports on more developments between the NBA & NBPA that are impacting the current one-and-done rule. The league wants medical records to be provided on every prospect, as well as mandatory attendance and "some level of participation" at the pre-Draft combine. So far it seems the NBPA has balked at both. A number of agents comment that medical information is one of their key points of leverage with teams. A change come 2022 is still a possibility as sides will continue to negotiate. (link)
"It’s probably similar to the arms race for facilities because schools are trying to compete at the highest level. When one staff adds somebody, the next one will try to do it as well. Over the last two or three years, there’s certainly been an increase in staff." That's Baylor AD Rhoades on the growth of FB staffs as AFCA Executive Director & former Louisiana Monroe HC Berry points to a study that found one FBS program had 107 employees. Oklahoma State boss Gundy points to the open-ended definition of an "analyst" or "quality control coach," which has created a loophole in the system. Baylor's Rhule notes the need for staff that can handle all the software within a program, "Some people can pay a quality control coach $150,000 and get a former head coach or a former coordinator. It depends on the philosophy and money. To do an elite job you have to have a lot of people because there’s a lot of man hours involved in what we do nowadays compared to maybe even when I first got into coaching." (link)
San Jose Mercury News' Wilner wonders if Washington State FB HC Leach will get fined now that his sharply-worded text messages sent to Pac-12 officials have hit the wire. Wilner asked the league yesterday, but did not receive a response. Talking it out, "Considering the situation … that Leach took the private path to voice frustration … that the conference admitted its review process was flawed in the WSU-USC game … that Scott already spoke publicly about the officiating … it’s difficult to imagine that Leach would get fined for his text messages going public. Difficult, but not impossible." (link)
Yahoo's Thamel with 10 thoughts on yesterday's FB action, including drama in the Big Ten, what he describes as a "dead week" next weekend with few top-ranked matchups, questions at USC where HC Helton's buyout is believed to be $15M+ & more. (link); USA Today's Wolken with his version, asks if Purdue's win over Ohio State will pressure Louisville into making a move to hometown hero & current Boilermakers HC Brohm, Army has won a game in each of the past two Octobers by stopping a last-second two-point conversion try, Florida Atlantic's slip, lots more. (link)
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The ESPN College GameDay scene in Pullman was nothing short of awesome. What an early morning party. (link, link); Next week for GameDay: Jacksonville for the annual Florida-Georgia affair. (link)
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Louisville AD Tyra has already commented on his view of Cardinals FB at the moment, but what I found interesting in this piece is Tyra saying he watches every FB game again on Sunday mornings to get perspectives he missed from being on-site. On Athletic Association board member Meeker's comments a couple of weeks back that U of L doesn't have the money to make a FB move, "Tom and I discussed his comment. My guess is he’d like to retract that in the sense that we really haven’t discussed that at the board level. [...] We ended last year with a slight surplus. While the settlements have taken a ding out our funds, we try to be thoughtful and make the right financial decisions. Tom and I had not had a discussion prior to that. That was his own assertion." (link); Long Facebook post by the daughter of Cards FB HC Petrino on the difficulties of a football family during a tough season, "However, I am just in shock at how quickly it seems everyone has turned against us. I’ve really been struggling with it." More. (link)
USA Today's Berkowitz runs down the HC bonus monies earned yesterday: San Diego State's Long up to $135K now that the Aztecs are bowl eligible, Fresno's Tedford up to $200K, Washington State's Leach at $75K thanks to his sixth win of the year, the same feat for UAB's Clark equals $25K with an equal amount for the Blazers if they end up bowling, Utah State's Wells gets $50K, Kentucky's Stoops the same. More. (link)
New Prairie View A&M AD Washington announces the promotion of Assoc. AD for Internal Operations Pete to the Asst. Vice President line & the move of AVP of Auxiliary Services Addison to AVP for Business Operations. From the release, "Pete will oversee all functional operations to include but not limited to game day operations, athletic compliance, and academics and will directly support fourteen of the eighteen sports." (link)
A number of LIU Post (DII) student-athletes are concerned about their spots as a merger with LIU Brooklyn looms after the current academic year. MBB student-athlete Kunkel: "They dropped a bomb on us. Nobody saw this coming." Volleyball & Softball student-athletes point to uniform alterations to express their frustrations. The institutions have guaranteed scholarship awards for the 2019-20 campaign even in the event some student-athletes don't make the combined teams come next year. There's also the challenge of travel if current Post student-athletes have to get to Brooklyn daily for practices, games, etc. (link)
Cultural brokerage: The act of facilitating interactions across parties from different cultural backgrounds. According to studies conducted by INSEAD assistant professor Jang, cultural brokerage is the most important element of delivering better outcomes on teams with diverse members. Jang: "...this research suggests that it is not enough to simply bring together people from different cultures and expect them to produce creative outcomes. For teams to unleash their full creative potential, it is critical to have at least one multicultural insider or outsider in the group. […] ...being a broker requires substantial cognitive and emotional effort. Because of this, effective cultural brokerage is more likely to emerge in teams with a high level of psychological safety. It also requires active participation and buy-in from the team as a whole." (link)
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Newish Kennesaw State Prez Whitten not shy about her desire for football and the rest of the athletic department to win: "I think we’re in a good place. We are in a conference where there is a challenge. Certainly, our goal is to dominate the conference. With a continued record of dominance, other opportunities will follow." AD Overton notes her frequent presence at practices and sporting events and Whitten describes herself as a "professional spectator." On her time as Vice Chair of the board of the Georgia Athletic Association: "(I learned about) the need for raising external funds for athletics and how and where you pursue those areas, and a second area would be opportunities to understand facilities, how they are used and how to optimize them for the students across all sports. It also gave me the exposure to multiple sports. I know everyone’s first thought is usually about football, but there are a number of other sports where the athletes have worked just as hard their entire lives, are just as competitive and hungry." More, including her visits to the student section and love of throwing free hot dogs to the crowd. (link)
In the past six years, University of Arizona police have investigated 16 student-athletes and athletic department employees for sexual assault or dating violence. The data was revealed in court via a document from the school's attorney, submitted in the discovery process of one of the two federal Title IX lawsuits filed against the school regarding former FB student-athlete Bradford. The Arizona Daily Star's Schmidt and Saal: "The victim’s attorneys previously claimed there is a culture of violence within the UA football program, but now say they have reason to believe 'that culture of violence may be broader' and span across multiple sports. They have also asked for access to the accusers’ identities to determine whether the investigations were accurately completed, saying that they have concerns that the school may have been giving preferential treatment to student-athletes 'or otherwise not responding the way that it should under Title IX.'" Despite his lawyer's attempts to dismiss him from the first federal suit in August, former Wildcats HC Rodriguez remains a defendant in the case. (link)
Collegiate hockey is becoming a key path to leading an NHL squad as nine of the current 31 HCs are former student-athletes. Twelve of the NHL's 31 GMs also have ties to the college game. Further, around 300 former student-athletes are employed around the league. Vegas Golden Knights GM McPhee: "Every pro team started looking earnestly at college players. And then it was only a matter of time before they started looking to colleges for management, coaches and scouts." College Hockey Inc.'s Exec. Dir. Snee: "What has changed now is the perception is much more in line with the reality." (link)
Also Noticed: Safe to say the Michigan-Michigan State game yesterday drew out some ugly from both sides. Video circulated yesterday of a Michigan student-athlete defacing the Spartan logo midfield before the game. Wolverines HC Harbaugh said post game: "Apparently they clotheslined two of our guys and came out in their helmets. Lawrence Marshall, they just went up and clotheslined him. One of the guys ripped off LaVert Hill’s headphones. Total bush league, and apparently coach Dantonio was five yards behind it all smiling. I think it’s bush league. That’s my impression of it." (link); New Mexico is on pace for its lowest average attendance in 30 years. The Lobos are averaging 17,908 fans this season, the first sub-20K mark since 1992. (link); The Athletic's Deitsch notes ESPN's Herbstreit criticized Ohio State last night, but didn't mention HC Meyer much, which Deitsch calls a "protection attitude" around HCs. ESPN EVP of Programming & Scheduling Magnus writes back to Deitsch on Twitter, "I mean this not as a criticism but as a suggestion. You should really spend the time to completely understand college sports and media from a 360 degree perspecive. Top to bottom...Power 5 to D3.  You might be surprised by what you discover.  It will take be prepared." (link); Here's next weekend's full FB TV schedule. (link); The ending of last night's Western Kentucky-Old Dominion game won't be replicated anytime soon. Multiple untimed downs after a missed field goal return & somehow the Monarchs won. (link); The GoFundMe campaign to help Florida State FB student-athlete Robinson and his family rebuild their Panama City home that was destroyed by Hurricane Michael has surpassed its $75K goal. Currently at $104,582. (link) powered by Turnkey Search
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(NEW!) Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Health & Performance (University of Louisville Athletic Association / Louisville, KY): The Assoc. AD for Student-Athlete Health & Performance is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the mental and physical well-being of the University of Louisville student-athletes. More details HERE.

(NEW!) Assistant Athletics Director, Technical Operations (Stanford Athletics / Stanford, CA): Stanford University seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Athletics Director Technical Operations. This position will report to the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Facilities, Operations and Events. More details HERE.

(NEW!) Social Media Coordinator (University of New Mexico / Albuquerque ,NM): UNM Athletics Marketing department is seeking a Social Media Coordinator. This role will manage the UNM Athletics department's social media presence and engagement on various platforms. More details HERE.

(NEW!) Assistant Director-Athletics Community & Character Development (Texas Tech University / Lubbock, TX): Responsible for community engagement and life skills/character development; including team and individual community outreach and diversity, inclusion, and equity programming. More details HERE.

Athletic Promotions and In-Game Events Coordinator (University of Colorado Boulder / Boulder, CO): Develop and execute comprehensive marketing plans for volleyball, women's basketball, and lacrosse, as well as enhance the in-game experience and atmosphere at all CU athletics events. More details HERE.

Director of Student-Athlete Development (Mississippi State University / Starkville, MS): Responsible for the planning and execution of required Life Skills seminars, career development, special projects, as well as developing new programming for all student-athletes. More details HERE.

Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Relations (California State University, Fresno / Fresno, CA): Senior Assoc. A.D. for External Relations is responsible for assuring an effective approach to advancing the image & notoriety of Fresno State Athletics. Apply at: More details HERE.

Associate Athletic Director, CFO (Boise State University / Boise, ID): Boise State Athletics seeks an Associate AD, CFO to administer, organize and supervise the financial and accounting systems for the budget and reporting functions of the Athletic Department. More details HERE.

Accountant - Athletics (Vanderbilt University / Nashville, TN): Responsible for all aspects of Student Athlete Scholarships plus Comdata student debit cards and other duties as assigned. Also serves as primary contact for assigned financial unit. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Facilities and Event Management (University of North Carolina Wilmington / Wilmington, NC): Coordinate the day-to-day functions of assigned sports programs, plan and organize activities, communicate program policy and procedures, establish and maintain positive working relationships. More details HERE.

Athletic Academic Advisor - Football (James Madison University / Harrisonburg, VA): Assist the Associate AD for Student-Athlete Services in the organization, coordination and implementation of academic support services for student-athletes. More details HERE.

Development Coordinator (San Diego State University / San Diego, CA): Clerical/administrative support & project coordination; donor prospect research/identification, coordinate/disseminate communications; prepare documents/ presentations & maintain database/files. More details HERE.

Development Assistant (University of Oregon / Eugene, OR): Support the execution of emerging annual giving campaigns and annual giving stewardship. This position will support fundraising efforts, including: direct mail, email, telefund, crowdfunding, etc. More details HERE.

Assistant/Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance and Student Services (Fairfield University / Fairfield, CT): Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administration and operation of a comprehensive compliance and rules education program for 20 varsity sports and 450 student athletes. More details HERE.

Assistant Coach 1 - Strength & Conditioning (Middle Tennessee State University / Murfreesboro, TN): Assist the Assistant Athletic Director for Strength & Conditioning and the Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach with general oversight of the Strength and Conditioning Program. More details HERE.

(UPDATED TITLE!) Assistant Athletic Director Marketing and Promotions (Florida Atlantic University / Boca Raton, FL): Reports to Senior Associate AD for External Relations. The position will develop & execute annual marketing plans, create & implement marketing strategies, develop event scripts. More details HERE.

Assistant Ticket Director, Job #443336 (Ohio State University / Columbus, OH): Manages ticket operations for selected events including programming, invoicing, allocation, distribution, season database maintenance and assisting customers with inquiries and ticket purchases. More details HERE.

Assistant Ticket Manager - Sales (Brown University / Providence, RI): This position will provide support to the Assistant Director of Athletics – Marketing & Ticketing, specifically in the area of Ticket Sales. Ticket Supervisor for select paid athletic events. More details HERE.

Assistant Coordinator (Athletics) (Mississippi State University / Starkville, MS): Provides customer service to Bulldog Club members & season ticket holders on a daily basis; makes in person contact with potential donors for the purpose of giving financial support to MS State Ath. More details HERE.

Learning Specialist/Academic Advisor (Washington State University / Pullman, WA): WSUAthletics is accepting applications for the position of Learning Specialist/Academic Advisor. Applications are accepted through October 21, 2018. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletics Director (Kansas Athletics, Inc. / Lawrence, KS): The Assistant Athletics Director assists with fundraising efforts, serves as Sports Administrator for Track & Field and Cross Country, and chairs a diversity recruitment committee. More details HERE.

Director of Photography (University of Minnesota / Minneapolis, MN): Direct all facets of photography for 25-sport Intercollegiate Athletics Department. Serve as the primary photographer for the athletics department including all studio, specialty, event and live games. More details HERE.

Assistant Coach, Strength & Conditioning (University of North Carolina Wilmington / Wilmington, NC): Under the direction of the Head Coach, Strength & Conditioning, the Assistant Coach, Strength & Conditioning, will develop and manage effective individual and group strength/conditioning programs for. More details HERE.

Associate Director/Director of Licensing (University of Arkansas / Fayetteville, AR "Best Place to Live in the SEC"): Looking for a revenue-generation focused creative to join the Razorback team. This individual will manage our licensing program and help shape one of the most unique brands in sports. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of the Phoenix Club, Special Events and Hospitality (Elon University / Elon, NC): The Assistant Director of the Phoenix Club, Special Events and Hospitality is responsible for building relationships with alumni and friends of Elon University. More details HERE.

Website/Digital Specialist (Ohio State University / Columbus, OH): The Website/Digital Specialist is responsible for the daily maintenance and updating of, the official website for the Department of Athletics. Job #443337 More details HERE.

Deputy Director of Athletics (Virginia Commonwealth University / Richmond, VA): Oversight and leadership of maximizing all revenues and awareness of the formal strategic objectives of the athletic department and provides leadership of the daily operations of the department. More details HERE.

Director, Video Content (University of Miami / Coral Gables, FL): Miami is seeking a dynamic, energetic and creative visual storyteller to help direct video content for one of the most iconic brands in collegiate athletics, with a special emphasis on UM Football. More details HERE.

Associate Director of Promotions (UGA Athletic Association / Athens, GA): Directly responsible for development and coordination of promotional plans, emphasizing awareness, attendance and event atmosphere for softball and men’s basketball. More details HERE.

Head Women’s Volleyball Coach (Old Dominion University / Norfolk, VA): The Head Women's Volleyball Coach position is primarily responsible for the management of the women’s volleyball program and instruction and counseling of student-athletes in the program. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director, Communications (Florida Gulf Coast University / Fort Meyers, FL): The Assistant Athletics Director, Communications oversees all media relations and social media platforms for FGCU’s NCAA Division I programs. Please visit More details HERE.

Assistant Director, Development (Stanford University / Stanford, CA): This position will serve as a field fundraiser for the Buck/Cardinal Club and manage the priority seating program. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Development/Annual Fund (Ole Miss Athletics Foundation / Oxford, MS): This position is a member of the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation staff charged with the identification, solicitation and raising of annual fund gifts to support Ole Miss Athletics. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director for Athletics Business Operations (California State University, Fresno / Fresno, CA): Assistant Athletics Director is responsible for daily management & oversight of accounting & budgetary transactions for CSU, Fresno Athletics Corp. To apply: More details HERE.

Senior Associate Athletic Director (AD) for Compliance (Florida Atlantic University / Boca Raton, FL): Under the direction of the Chief Compliance Office, the Senior Assoc. Athletic Director will be responsible for leading, planning, and organizing all phases of a Division I NCAA compliance program. More details HERE.

Director of Development (Texas State University / San Marcos, TX): Responsible for the daily operations of the Bobcat Club annual fund, executing solicitations and stewardship, maintaining accurate records/reporting and special events, including Bobcat Bonanza. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Ticketing Services (Kansas State University / Manhattan, KS): Point-of-contact for w-volleyball & baseball ticketing responsibilities; hire/train/manage student staff; dev/manage customer service program; liaison to Ahearn Fund for premium seating & parking. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Compliance (Purdue University / West Lafayette, IN): Monitor and educate our staff on the NCAA, Big Ten and Purdue University rules and policies. Provide research and recommendations with educational outreach regarding NCAA or Big Ten rules. More details HERE.

Associate Athletics Director for Finance & Business Ops/Director of Finance (Seattle University / Seattle, WA): Seattle University is hiring an Associate Athletics Director for Finance & Business Ops/Director of Finance. This role will oversee all financial and administration operations in Athletics. More details HERE.

Director of Content Strategy & Innovation (Purdue University / West Lafayette, IN): Member of Creative Services team that focuses on developing and implementing a comprehensive social media strategy that supports the values, mission and brand of the Purdue University Athletics Dept. More details HERE.

Assistant-Associate Director, Army A Club (Army West Point Athletics / West Point, NY): The West Point Association of Graduates (WPAOG) is dedicated to furthering the ideals and promoting the welfare of the United States Military Academy (USMA), and to supporting and serving its graduate. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Communications/Creative & Emerging Media (Ball State University / Muncie, IN): Ball State University Intercollegiate Athletics invites applicants for an Assistant Director of Communications/Creative and Emerging Media. More details HERE.

Director of Athletics Communications and Creative Services (Elon University / Elon, NC): Elon University invites applications for the Director of Athletics Communications and Creative Services role.The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree and 4 years related experience. More details HERE.

Coordinator, Development Operations and Benefits Fulfillment (University of Arizona / Tucson, AZ): This position will manage internal development operations for the Arizona Wildcat Club, including parking, benefits fulfillment, database management & analytics in support of the Athletics department. More details HERE.

Assistant Director-Athletics Premium Seating (University of Iowa / Iowa City, IA): Assist with managing premium seat allocations and customer service issues while providing elite level services for game day patrons. More details HERE.

Assistant Director, Human Resources (Stanford University / Stanford, CA): Stanford's Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation seeks a highly-motivated, energetic and team-orientated individual with strong communication skills to fill the role of Assistant Director, Human Resources. More details HERE.

Athletic Director (University of Missouri-Kansas City / Kansas City, MO): The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) seeks a visionary leader who is innovative, engaged and experienced to direct their NCAA Division 1 athletic department. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance (University at Albany / Albany, NY): Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:manage and monitor all aspects of Bylaw 13, 14, 15 and 17; coordinate and create rules education initiatives for athletics department staff, coaches... More details HERE.

Director, Ticket Sales (University of Arizona / Tucson, AZ): This position will develop and implement ticket sales strategies and best practices for individuals and businesses through comprehensive sales campaigns. More details HERE.

Director, Compliance for Financial Aid (University of Arizona / Tucson, AZ): Responsible for all activities associated with Bylaw 15 to meet NCAA/Pac-12/institutional guidelines. Directs Athletics financial aid awards, the NLI program and institutional/federal aid eligibility. More details HERE.

Director of Advancement for Athletics (George Mason University / Fairfax, VA): George Mason University is seeking a Director of Advancement for Athletics. This position plans and manages all development-focused programs More details HERE.

Assistant Director- Athletic Compliance Office (University of Minnesota / Minneapolis, MN): Responsible for all compliance tasks for their assigned sports including interps, waivers and violations. Will serve as point of contact for the respective coaches and student-athletes. Job ID:326723 More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director of Human Resources (University of Wisconsin - Madison / Madison, WI): This position is a strategic, operational and a leadership position that is responsible for leading a team in executing a broad range of human resource management functions. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of the Phoenix Club (Elon University / Elon, NC): The Assistant Director of the Phoenix Club will create and manage multi-channel communications for the Phoenix Club including solicitations, events, and special projects. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletics Director, Engagement (Stanford University / Stanford, CA): This position will manage the athletics development engagement team and lead the strategy for the communications, events, and stewardship in support of the department’s fundraising goals. More details HERE.

Athletic Communications Director (University of Missouri-Kansas City / Kansas City, MO): The primary function of this position is to research, develop, design, and execute complex and strategic communications, educational and/or media projects for UMKC Athletics Department. More details HERE.

Associate Athletics Director of Compliance (Colgate University / Hamilton, NY): Colgate University Associate Athletics Director for Compliance serves on the VP/Director of Athletics leadership team with primary oversight of compliance, academics, and student-athlete development. More details HERE.

Staff Psychologist (Purdue University / West Lafayette, IN): The Staff Psychologist will provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, psychotherapy, and other mental health services to student-athletes. More details HERE.

Director of Media Relations (Ohio University / Athens, OH): Responsible for arranging and coordinating media coverage for assigned varsity sports (women’s volleyball, men’s basketball, and baseball). More details HERE.
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